Articles Tagged 'Westminster Abbey'

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis Has Been Added to the Poets’ Corner

Walk into Westminster Abbey, past the north transept, wrap around the altar and to the left you’ll find Poets’ Corner—a little slice of literary Heaven. Last Friday (Nov. 22), to honor the 50th anniversary of the death of author and academic, C.S. Lewis, a memorial stone was added to that literary mix, reports BBC News. […]

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Snapshot: 21 Photos of 1920s London

While life in the period drama Downton Abbey seems picturesque for the most part, London during the 1920s was less than idyllic. The 1921 coal miner’s strike sent the city into a state of emergency; the 1926 labor General Strike ended with no benefits for workers; and the River Thames flooded Central London in 1928. Even though […]

President Obama Forgets What Year It Is

There’s a theory about fame, that it freezes you in the moment that it first hits, so that you become forever stuck as the person you were when the flashbulbs started popping. Paul McCartney’s still a cocky 21-year-old at heart, Britney Spears a petulant teen, Eminem has scores to settle with a cruel world, Michael […]

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Days After Royal Wedding, Excitement Persists in London

In the shadow of the London Eye, Westminster Bridge still teems with people pushing to join the two-hour line to enter the Abbey. Trees and wedding decorations will remain inside Westminster Abbey and the crowds will continue wending around the streets through Friday (May 6). The press still interviews locals and foreigners alike waiting their […]

Peter Hunt’s Minute-by-Minute Royal Wedding Watcher’s Guide

With less than 24 hours to go until Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down the aisle, BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt previews the ceremony. What should eagle-eyed royal watchers look out for? (Follow Mr. Hunt on Twitter.) If you are watching the wedding live, then you will be rewarded for being up at such […]

Westminster Abbey Buzzing Along with Royal Wedding Preparations

At Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton are to be married, the build up to the wedding has begun. “There’s a buzz about the place,” Duncan Jeffrey, the Abbey’s head of communications, says. “We must make sure the brasses are polished, the High Altar cloth will be laundered and ironed.” No easy task, […]